TIP OF THE DAY: Wine With Oysters

A great treat: oysters with a variety of white wines. Photo by Nathan Maxfield | IST.   We love oysters, so we hosted an extensive wine-and-oyster celebration last Friday, National Oyster Day (August 5th). When we began eating oysters (way back in our college years), the de rigeur wine was a crisp Chablis from northern…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Best Wine For Sushi

This week we attended a trade event called Riesling & Co. World Tour 2011, sponsored by GermanWineUSA.com, a trade association that aims to heighten awareness of the quality and special nature of German wines. At most wine tastings, there’s a selection of cheeses, breads and other foods to go with the wine. At this Riesling…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use For Extra Wine

Make wine ice cubes. Photo courtesy iSi Orka. Don’t toss those few ounces of leftover wine: Pour extra wine into ice cube trays. Then, when a sauce calls for a few tablespoons or a quarter-cup of wine, just pop and drop one or two into the saucepan. This saves you from opening a bottle of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Drunken Fruit #2 – Marinated In Wine Or Champagne

Here’s an alternative to yesterday’s easy “drunken fruit” dessert. You can use winter fruits or summer fruits. More delicate summer fruits do best with a white wine marinade; winter fruits such as citrus and grapes can use either white or red. You can do all of the prep work in advance and let the fruit…
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